Latin America

Latin America
Thursday, May 7th 2009 - 13:44 UTC

Sao Paulo, Santiago best cities for business in Latinamerica

Santiago de Chile City

Business journal América Economía last week ranked Santiago as the second best city in Latin America for business, just behind Sao Paulo and ahead of Miami, Mexico City, and Buenos Aires.

Thursday, May 7th 2009 - 11:40 UTC

Businesses in Mexico City reopen; masks for workers and customers

Many businesses in Mexico have re-opened after a five-day shutdown caused by the A/H1N1 influenza outbreak that killed 44 people, including two in the US. From Thursday, all businesses in Mexico City can re-open, so long as they follow hygiene guidelines, including masks for all workers and customers.

Thursday, May 7th 2009 - 08:48 UTC

Paraguay and Bolivian Indians plight in the limelight

The director of the British-based organization Survival this week urged the Paraguayan government not to authorize a Brazilian livestock company to operate on lands of the Ayoreo-Totobiegosode Indians while in Bolivia a UN mission discovered Indian communities subjected to forced labour.

Thursday, May 7th 2009 - 05:33 UTC

Chile can become a major player in the global lamb and wool markets

Chile, more precisely the Magallanes region in the extreme south of the country, could play a major role in the global lamb and wool markets? Yes says Jose Marin a Magallanes sheep farmer who has a flock of 135.000, mostly Merino, Corriedale and Meat Merino and thirty years experience and innovation in the industry, reports El Mercurio.

Wednesday, May 6th 2009 - 10:28 UTC

Martinelli’s victory in Panama has turned into a conservative landslide

Sunday’s conservative victory in Panama is turning into a landslide: the winning party Democratic Change, CD, headed by president elect Ricardo Martinelli will also hold a majority in Congress.

Wednesday, May 6th 2009 - 04:10 UTC

US Free trade agreement, top priority of Panama’s president-elect

Panama's president-elect Ricardo Martinelli has said finalising a free trade deal with the United States is a priority. Martinelli, a supermarket tycoon, beat the governing centre-left party's candidate by more than 20 points in Sunday's presidential election.

Wednesday, May 6th 2009 - 02:56 UTC

Mexico furious with countries restricting its imports alleging flu

Mexico says it has written to the World Trade Organization (WTO), demanding an explanation from countries which have restricted its imports over A/H1N1 flu.

Wednesday, May 6th 2009 - 02:53 UTC

Magallanes Region stocked for the event of a flu pandemic

Punta Arenas in the extreme south Magallanes Region of Chile has received several lots of seasonal flu vaccines which will be available in clinics and health centres as of tomorrow Wednesday announced local sanitary authorities.

Tuesday, May 5th 2009 - 11:08 UTC

Mexico announces reopening of schools, gradually returns to normality

Mexican officials lowered the influenza A (H1N1) virus alert level in the capital on Monday and said they will allow universities, cafes, museums and libraries to reopen this week, even as the number of confirmed cases topped 1,200 worldwide.

Tuesday, May 5th 2009 - 10:49 UTC

Panamanian president elect compared to Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi

Elected Pte. Ricardo Martinelli

Panama president-elect and supermarket tycoon Ricardo Martinelli, 57, of Italian origin has been compared to the Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi by Panamanian media and political analysts.

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